Category: Fearless Farm Frau

Keeping pace with the munchies supply

The weather has been remarkably cooperative recently, so we?ve been trying to catch up on all of those outdoor projects that, just yesterday, it seemed like we had all summer to do. Of course, in the midst of all of the added activities, some things seem to slip through the cracks. Plan?ning birthdays and holidays around chores, or vice versa, […]

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Storm has passed, but not the craziness

I?d say it?s been a quiet month, but you?d have to take it with a grain of salt. Of course, compared to last month and the microburst that hit us head on, just about anything is quiet. We?re starting to whittle down the piles of limbs (ha!), we?ve located the chickens, and fixed the horse fence. I?ve been gunning for […]

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Sometimes we need to depend on others

When we?re young, most of us can?t wait to grow up. We?ll know everything there is to know, and we won?t need help or permission to do whatever we want to do. We spend our childhood, teenage years, and even most of young adulthood, chasing the elusive specter of complete independence. If we do this one more thing, we think, […]

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Memo to spiders: Let?s try to get along

Have you ever looked at your calendar and gone into instant denial? No, it can?t be today, it was only June yesterday. Maybe I should run out and accost someone and demand to know what year it is. This summer sure has gone cruising by. What with swimming, county fair and school shopping, fall seems to be sneaking up on […]

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Harking back to my Mennonite cuisine

I know I need another hobby like I need a hole in the head, but I?m really thinking about taking up woodworking. With all the floods going on lately, you can never tell when a mini-Ark might come in handy. I wonder if there?s a market for pontoon barns? Well, probably not. I should stick with what I?m good at, […]

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We?ve come a long way in 200 years

I often wonder what life was like 200 years ago. Not the amazing things, mind you, but the daily grind for someone like me. For example, take a simple cup of morning coffee. I turn off the electric bedside alarm, head to the kitchen, turn on the tap, fill the coffee pot with water and coffee grounds, and hit the […]

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Cats earn their keep at times

Useful pets seem to be the theme for me lately. Some of you might remember being introduced to our new house cat Jack a while ago. For the rest of you, Jack is a huge black cat that my stepdad found and gave us after our previous elderly cats had passed on. I?m a firm believer in having a house […]

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A friend worth crowing about

Friendship is truly wonderful. It always seems like such a random thing, to find someone you genuinely like, who just happens to like you back. Properly nurtured, it can be a lifelong treasure. I find that I?ve made some of my best friends in highly unlikely places. Take Albus, for instance. This relationship began by accident. Our eyes met across […]

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Few ideas surfacing for budget solution

Every now and then, I like to attempt to do something to appear like a normal, adult, domesticated human being. Certain things come easily. I enjoy cooking and baking, so I threw myself headlong into creating new and different varieties of cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip cookies. Other things, like cleaning, are a bit more difficult to embrace. Still others, […]

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What America needs is a dose of courtesy

Here it is, only Jan?uary, and it already feels like we?ve lived a full year. Another missing plane, politicians up to their old tricks, South Korea censoring movies, and Islamic terrorists all over the place…. I?m already tired, and we still have 11 more months of 2015 to go! If you?re waiting for my New Year?s resolutions, you might have […]

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